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From Guadalajara: Jose Cuervo Distillery & Tequila Town Tour

1. From Guadalajara: Jose Cuervo Distillery & Tequila Town Tour

Admire the UNESCO World Heritage-listed agave fields of Jalisco on a full-day tequila tasting tour from Guadalajara, traveling by comfortable minivan. Drive into the countryside of Mexico’s renowned tequila-producing region for a tour and tasting at one of the most famous tequila distilleries in the world. Pass the agave fields en route from Guadalajara. Then, learn about the fermentation process and enjoy a taste of this national drink after exploring the town of Tequila with your guide. During the 1-hour drive to Tequila, stop to admire mountain vistas and the fields of agave azul (blue agave), the succulent plant used to make tequila, Mexico’s national drink. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, these blue-green patches of agave plants blend beautifully with the earth tones in the natural landscape. Stop for lunch (own expense) in Tequila, before heading to the nearby town of Amatitlan for your tasting at the Jose Cuervo distillery. Learn about past and present-day tequila production techniques. Discover tequila’s indigenous origins and the Spanish who distilled the beverage into the tequila known today. Watch the modern fermentation and distillation process of blue Weber agave, before a tasting of several different types of tequila aged in oak casks. A master tequilier will guide you through the different aromas and flavors. By the end of the tour you will feel like a tequila connoisseur!

From Guadalajara: Tequila and Distillery Tour with Tastings

2. From Guadalajara: Tequila and Distillery Tour with Tastings

Journey to the town of Tequila, world famous for the alcoholic drink made from agave plants. Marvel at the blue-green fields that have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit one of the oldest tequila distilleries as you get lost among the sprawling fields, savoring the fragrance of roasting agave. After touring the facilities, sample the distillery's liquor for a true taste of Mexico's famed artisanal tequila production. Then, explore the town to see the ancient haciendas and other widespread distilleries. Stroll down narrow streets, popping into some of the countless bars and tasting spots along the way.

From Guadalajara: Tequila Trail Tour with Tasting

3. From Guadalajara: Tequila Trail Tour with Tasting

Learn all about Tequila on a guided tour. Visit the fields where agave grows, a distillery for a tasting, and the towns of Tequila and Amatitán with a certified guide. Start your adventure by being picked up from the lobby of your hotel or another address in Guadalajara. Head off along Mexico's Tequila Trail. First, stop to admire the Agave Landscape. Take photos and walk among the agave plants in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. See how this raw material for Tequila reproduces. Next, discover how Mexico's national drink is made at an artisanal distillery. Watch all the steps involved in creating different types of Tequila. Then, enjoy a Tequila tasting experience before visiting the Magical Town of Tequila. Explore downtown Tequila, see the church, buy arts and crafts, and try the local food and drinks like 'cantaritos.' Finally, hop back into the van to return to Guadalajara.

From Guadalajara: La Rojeña Distillery & Jose Cuervo Train

4. From Guadalajara: La Rojeña Distillery & Jose Cuervo Train

Take a bus ride from Guadalajara to Tequila through agave fields. Visit La Rojeña Distillery to take your knowledge of tequila to the next level. Ride back to Guadalajara in the Jose Cuervo Express, one of the most beautiful train rides of Mexico. Begin your experience at the meeting point of Tlaquepaque Jalisco. Hop aboard a bus to head to the magical town of Tequila. On the way, you can get down the bus and enjoy the landscape of the blue agave and take memorable photos. Enjoy a Jima demonstration with an authentic Jimador. Once in Tequila town, have an educational tasting of tequila with an expert. Learn about tequila and how to drink it. Continue to a tour of La Rojeña Distillery to learn more about Tequila. Watch a Mexican show in Mundo Cuervo, and enjoy Mariachi, folkloric ballet, and a Mexican brindis. Then, board the Jose Cuervo Express train to go back to Guadalajara. Take in the beautiful landscape and play some traditional Mexican games such as "La Loteria" on the way. Conclude the tour upon arrival at Guadalajara's train station.

From Guadalajara: Lake Chapala and Ajijic Tour

5. From Guadalajara: Lake Chapala and Ajijic Tour

Begin your tour to Chapala starting with a visit to the old station of the French facade train whose construction was completed around 1920. Continue with the beautiful boardwalk, walk and admire the view of the largest lake of Mexico. It is because of its pleasant climate that it is a place of bird migration. By December 1955, Lake Chapala was in one of its worst droughts, that is why it was decided to take the virgin of Zapopan and make a pilgrimage looking for the miracle of rain. As a result of this event in June 1956, it rained so much in the storm that it recovered and thanks to this miracle a thank you mass is celebrated every year on the 1st July. Continue your visit through the Floresta, a place where foreigners go to retire, fleeing the extreme climates of their cities. Stop in Ajijic where free time is given to explore. Board the truck and transfer to Piedra Barrenada, where you can get some food at your own expense. Conclude at the meeting point indicated by the guide and undertake your return.

From Guadalajara: Guachimontones Pyramids Full-Day Tour

6. From Guadalajara: Guachimontones Pyramids Full-Day Tour

Take a full-day tour of the Guachimontones pyramids to discover the pre-Hispanic cultures that have flourished in this region since 400 B.C. Get to know the culture, history, and mythology of the UNESCO-listed archaeological site on a guided tour. After pickup in Guadalajara, drive to Guachimontones. Walk through the beautiful archaeological site and admire the unique circular pyramids. Learn about this incredible place from your expert guide. Continue your day trip with a tour of Teuchitlán town. Here you’ll visit the archaeological museum of Guachimontones, filled with ceramic figures, models of tombs, and photos providing an aerial view of the archeological site. At the end of your tour you’ll be dropped off in central Guadalajara.

Guadalajara: Horse Riding on the Tequila Route with Tastings

7. Guadalajara: Horse Riding on the Tequila Route with Tastings

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Guadalajara and travels to the first stop of the day. Arrive at the scenic Amatitán and saddle up for an adventure. On horseback, ride through the center of this picturesque town and out into the surrounding landscapes, bursting with agave plants.  After about 45-minutes of riding, arrive at the 184-year-old Quinta Sauza facility for lunch. Next, arrive at the Rojeña of the Jose Cuervo factory for a professional tequila tasting and time to explore the town of Tequila. Then go to a small family distillery to learn about the process of making tequila. At this place, your guide will explain the process of tequila-making, followed by tequila and liquor tastings. At the end of an unforgettable and unique experience, it’s time for the return journey to Guadalajara.

From Guadalajara: Tapalpa and Attaco Private Tour

8. From Guadalajara: Tapalpa and Attaco Private Tour

A Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) is a reflection of Mexico, a place that over time has been able to preserve, value, and defend its historical and cultural heritage. Tapalpa, an alpine town south of Guadalajara, proudly owns this title. On this private tour, discover the picturesque pine clad hills, creeks, and small lakes that surround this small colonial town before visiting the indigenous village of Attaco. Get picked up from your hotel in Guadalajara at 9:30 AM and drive 2 hours south to Tapalpa. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the town, its Central Plaza, ancient churches, and charming colonial architecture. See why Tapalpa's name speaks for itself, as it comes from the ancient nahuatl language and means "Land of Colors". In the town, sturdy wooden columns support whitewashed houses with red tile roofs and neat cobblestone streets weave around restored churches. Admire one of the most attractive towns in the state of Jalisco and its surrounding landscape. At 1 PM, enjoy some free time for lunch, with suggestions provided by your guide. At 2:30 PM, drive to the indigenous village of Attaco, just outside Tapalpa. This was the first village the Franciscans evangelized in the area, building a hospital for the natives that you'll visit. Walk around the living pharmacy of hundreds of medicinal plants used by the natives in a village that has preserved its ancient uses and customs. At 3:30 PM, begin your return journey to Guadalajara and arrive back at your hotel at approximately 5:30 PM.

From Guadalajara: Magdalena Opal Experience

9. From Guadalajara: Magdalena Opal Experience

Visit Magdalena, a town full of traditions and four main opal mines where you will have the opportunity to explore and to appreciate the work of the miners. You will be able to go hunting on your own opal with a hammer and a helmet provided by the miners.  Start the tour in an opal shop and then explore the opal mines, learn about this precious stone and then hunt for opals. On your way back, visit an obsidian deposit to admire the place and feel the powerful energy of this crystal. Magdalena also has an obsidian deposit, thanks to the climate conditions and the proximity to the Tequila Volcano. Enjoy free time to appreciate the different kinds of opals and buy the ones of your choice. Have lunch in an excellent typical Mexican restaurant.

Guadalajara: Mazamitla Tour and Mundo Aventura with Safari

10. Guadalajara: Mazamitla Tour and Mundo Aventura with Safari

Get picked up from your hotel in Guadalajara for a trip to the charming town of Mazamitla. Enjoy a guided tour before heading to Mundo Aventura Park and embark on a safari through the woods. Hike through the forest and admire the thriving Mexican wildlife. Relax on the drive to Mazamitla by taking in views of the Chapala Lake and hearing from your guide about local history. Take a tour through the quaint streets with tile-roof houses and stop to see San Cristobal church. Admire the ornate architecture and learn of its significance to the town. Spend some free time walking the cobbled streets, browsing the craft market, and stopping for lunch, before your safari in the eco-conscious Mundo Aventura Park. Discover unique native creatures and forests and wander along the lush green paths before your journey back to Guadalajara.

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based on 11 reviews

Our local Panoramex Tour was booked using GetYourGuide app which did great for planning so short notice available trips on the Thursday evening just after arrival to Guadalajara. Picked this one for Friday cuz the Train Tours only run Saturday. The guide Hector with driver Oscar arrived Friday morning to our hotel 10 min before the scheduled time 0935am in a 20 passenger Black Mercedes van. Fortunately we(4) were the first pick up to pick seats since the whole van filled up. Our guides did a great job to keep us informed & on time. First stop was a local family owned distillery Tequila Selecto de Amatitán tour with fun presentation & samples then off to experience the Cantaritos CheChe Margaritas but not my favorite (cuz made with Squirt) and continue drive to town of Tequila. At the time of booking there was an option to add on extra tour of Jose Cuervo OR Sauza distilleries which was not available to purchase the day of tour. Glad we added JC tour! Great lunch recommendations too!

I want to recommend the tequila tour... From the time they picked me up at the meeting point, until they returned, my experience was very pleasant. The lady guide who sent us (Carmen) very friendly, nice, pleasant and always attentive to us. I hope to have another tour to another destination with the same attention.

The truth was a very nice experience we shared with other people. The group was very pleasant, the part that we liked the most was that they took us through the artisan process. Super recommended!

Norbero was great, place is magnificent, good guiding, good company, good food at the end in restoran. I had really vivid day.

Carmelita and Oscar were excellent. Truly enjoyed the tour. Diffently will recommend